How to Sew a Lapped Zipper for the Jenny Overalls
Pin the front and back right legs together along the side seam, matching notches. Pin the zipper to the seam allowance of the back leg only, using a tailor’s ham to help press the curve of the hip seam. Sew a line of topstitching to the left of the zipper along this fold to secure.
What is the difference between an invisible zipper and a regular zipper?
An invisible zipper is a zipper with extremely fine teeth that is sewn into a garment in such a way that it becomes invisible, hidden in a seam. Unlike a regular zipper, the seam is sewn after the invisible zipper is sewn.
What is a lapped zip?
All sewing is done on the inside of the garment, except for topstitching, and the zipper will remain closed throughout the process of inserting the zipper. Always keep the needle positioned between the zipper foot and the zipper teeth when sewing.
What can I use instead of a zipper?
The following are some alternatives to using a zipper:
- Hooks and eyes.
- Snap fasteners.
- Eyelets. Velcro.
Do you need a zipper foot to sew a zipper?
No, zipper feet are useful for sewing zippers, but they aren’t required; before zipper feet became popular, sewers figured out how to sew zippers with a regular foot, and many still do today.
How do you fix a separated zipper?
How to Repair a Split or Broken Zipper
- Remove the Bottom Stop from the Zipper.
- Position the Zipper Pull.
- Realign the Zipper Teeth.
- Reposition the Zipper Pull.
- Thread the Sewing Needle.
- Create a New Zipper Stop.